LAHORE: Nine of the several giraffes, brought from South Africa to different zoos of Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Multan and Gujranwala have died in the past week.
One of the three giraffes, who were brought to the Lahore Zoo a few days ago, died on Friday.
Lahore Zoo Director Hasan Ali Sukhera said since they were recently brought to the facility they were tired of travelling.
“Today, one female giraffe stopped eating and eventually died,” he said. He added that another giraffe will be replaced in the near future.
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The giraffes, which cost a total of Rs19.9 million, were kept in quarantine.
Under the contract, the payment will only be made if the animals remain in proper health.
Lahore Zoo’s only giraffe died in 2015 and the enclosure has remained empty ever since.